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Things To do Before Upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft is almost ready for rollout next feature update for Windows 10 update to everyone. Genuine Windows computers connected to Microsoft server with getting Upgraded Automatically To Windows 10. Or you can Download Windows 10  update ISO file for manually upgrade or perform windows 10 Installation. Sometimes it runs so smoothly you don’t notice an update happened. But more often than not, updates occur at the most inopportune of times and/or bring unexpected troubles. Here we prepared how to well Prepare Your PC for a Successful Windows 10 Upgrade.

Are you Ready to Windows 10 Upgrade?

First of think for a few minutes and make sure that you do want to upgrade your Windows 10 right away. As users Report After upgrade to Windows 10 update getting different errors, Apps not working, System crashes with BSOD etc. If you have doubts in your mind or if you do not want to face the uncertainty of possible problems and issues after installing Windows 10, you can Defer the installation of this feature update for some days. That means the Windows 10 May update will not install for a few months. Wait for the update to Stable then upgrade your Windows 10.

Create a Windows Recovery Drive

If You Decide not To Defer the Update, we recommend creating a recovery drive, Before Windows 10 Automatically upgrade to update. If any Cause Windows update is a corrupted operating system that won’t boot. That causes the Windows recovery drive help to fix Startup Problems.

To Create a Recovery Drive on Windows 10, Simply you need a USB Drive At least 8 GB Free Space.

  • First, insert the USB drive,
  • Click on Start menu Search Type recovery Drive and hit the enter key.
  • And follow the Recovery Drive Creator Wizard’s instructions.

create recovery drive

Find And note down Your Product Keys

If after upgrade Something Goes wrong, you get a Windows license Expired, Windows have not activated time you need your old product key to get back windows activated. Also, because you do end up needing to install Windows from scratch, you’ll also need your Windows product key. So Before Do Upgrade processes. its good idea to note down the Windows and Office product keys.

you can easily Get your current product key using this find product key software. This is a portable (i.e. no need to install) utility that scans your system for product keys belonging to notable apps, including Microsoft Office 2000 to 2016, Adobe and Autodesk products, and most Windows versions.

Note Down the product key

Create a Restore Point

Before Windows applies the new update, Its Important to back up various parts of the system, including the Windows Registry. To Do this you can Enable The Windows system protection Feature and Create a system restore point. So that If anything goes wrong after upgrade to update you can Revert back to the previous settings by performing System Restore.

This is a measure of protection against small errors: if the update causes minor instabilities, you can revert back to a pre-update restore point. Here is How To Turn On System protection and Create A system restore point.

  • First Press Windows + Q, type restore,
  • Here select Create a restore point to open the System Protection controls.
  • Next, select the Windows installed Drive (System drive),
  • click configure and select the radio button Turn on system protection.
  • And create a System Restore point.

Turn on System protection

We do recommend making a restore point before each update just in case. Afterward, if you’re satisfied with stability, you can disable it again to free up used space.

Back Up Important Data

System Recover Drive and System Restore Restore only save the windows settings, Startup configurations they won’t save your personal files, so if an update goes awry and your system gets wiped, you could lose a lot of non-backed-up data. We recommend At the very least, back up your Documents and Downloads folders. Plus any media-related files you might have (e.g. music, videos, etc.). Store them on an external drive, or even better, a NAS device.

Make Sure Your System Has Enough Disk Space

Recently on microsoft blog the company states:

The Windows 10 minimum system requirements are changing with Update. Although the changes aren’t significant, starting with Windows 10, devices must include storage of 32GB or greater to run the 32-bit and 64-bit version. This is around 12GB more storage than the previous 20GB minimum requirement.

So make sure you have enough free Disk space for Download and install update. You can move your unnecessary Data from System installation Drive (C:). Run Disk Cleanup Tool to clean Unnecessary temp files, junk files, System error files etc. Also run Third-party Software CCleaner to Cleanup unnecessary files and fix corrupted, missing registry files.

Some Other Things

To be on the safe side, update all your installed software, disable your antivirus software, remove any plugged in USB drives, disconnect any attached peripherals, plug into your Mains power supply and ensure that your Laptop is fully charged. Also, make sure Windows have installed the latest updates.

That’s All Now Wait for Windows to Download and install Windows 10 for you Automatically. Or check how to upgrade to Windows 10 update manually using Upgrade Assistant or media Creation Tool.

These are the most important points help to well Prepare Your PC for a Successful Windows 10  Upgrade. I hope now you can easily upgrade or install Windows 10 . If Windows start any issue, Errors, Apps not work after recent upgrade, you can recover the same using recovery media, System restore point etc. Still, have any query, suggestion Feel free to discuss on the comments below. Also, Read

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